Search Results: "Antonia Mehler"


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"A powerful, thoughtful novel that takes a long view of the Holocaust and the generations it affected."
This novel in the form of a memoir recounts the stories of a Holocaust survivor and her daughter. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 15, 1993

"Chronology; further reading; index. (Biography. 7-9)"
The admirable Novello gets first-rate treatment in the new ``Hispanic Heritage'' series, aimed a notch or two higher than the picture-book crowd. Read full book review >

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ANTONIA WHITE by Susan Chitty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1992

"Fascinating not for what it reveals about White's world (which she shared with Virginia Woolf and Graham Greene, who appears briefly), but for the guileless revelations of a troubled if functioning author inventing her life. (Eight pages of b&w photos- -not seen.)"
Antonia White (1899-1980), author of four autobiographical novels (Frost in May, 1933, etc.) and unlikely heroine of the feminist movement, described the period when these diaries begin as ``chaos, misery, breakdown, analysis, divorce''—although the entries conclude with one of the happiest periods of her life. Read full book review >

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ANTONIA LIVELY BREAKS THE SILENCE by David Samuel Levinson
Released: June 4, 2013

"The foibles of novelists, critics and the people who love them are rich fodder for fiction, but weakly addressed here."
Literary success inspires only bad blood, jealousy and contrived plot twists in this debut novel by Levinson (Most of Us Are Here Against Our Will, 2004). Read full book review >

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RELATIVITY by Antonia Hayes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"A charming and fresh debut placing a family's secrets in the great expanse of the universe."
An Australian family struggles to mend its rifts in time and space. Read full book review >

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CROMWELL by Antonia Fraser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2001

"Her evocation of this period's religious and political complexity exceeds even that of some scholars: 'a majestic work.'"
The popular biographer, best known for her portraits of British royalty, turns her sympathetic eye to the Puritan rebel Oliver Cromwell, another worthy subject in the Great Lives series from Grove. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2006

"An acutely sensitive group portrait of the women who basked in the Sun King's reflected glory."
Altogether at ease with the mores of the ancien régime, Fraser (Marie Antoinette, 2001, etc.) eschews a detailed biography of Louis XIV to focus instead on the women who shaped and were shaped by France's most glorious ruler. Read full book review >

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MARIE ANTOINETTE by Antonia Fraser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2001

"Antoinette's story isn't really a tragedy—but Fraser somehow makes it seem like one."
A biography of a queen who never said, as legend has it, "Let them eat cake." Read full book review >

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OUR ISRAELI DIARY by Antonia Fraser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A slim volume graced by lively observations."
A British biographer offers salient glimpses of Israeli life and culture. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 2001

"Nonbelievers won't budge—and intrigued readers are better off requesting a transcript of the 20/20 feature that inspired Felix to write this bland and credulous account."
A maudlin exploration of the paranormal events that surround Audrey Santo, a comatose 16-year-old from Worcester, Massachusetts, whom many consider to be a saint. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Fraser's book, a solidly researched and gripping account of religious battles and persecution, forces the reader to reflect on both the gruesome results and complex origins of terrorism. (40 b&w illustrations) (Book-of-the-Month Club/History Book Club selections; author tour)"
Early 17th century England's complexities and dangers are rendered both comprehensible and relevant in the skilled prose of a veteran mystery novelist (A Splash of Red, 1981, etc.) and popular historian (The Wives of Henry VIII, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >